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? >> voters go to the polls in venezuela, president hugo chavez casting his vote earlier today saying he'll accept the results of his nation's vote and the polls closing hours ago in considered to be the toughest test in his nearly 14 years in power. and steve harington live from miami. why is that important. >> it's important to the u.s., what happens in venezuela. the country with the world's largest oil reserve. the u.s. gets 10% of its oil from venezuela. and also because hugo chavez had the sharpest criticism and forged close ties for iran. almost anyone other than hugo chavez in office would be a real net gain. >> harris: well, steve, what potentially could happen here, could chavez actually lose? >> this is really the first time in almost 14 years in power when there are analysts experts who think hugo chavez will be tested and he could actually lose this time around. keep in mind all that hugo chavez has been fighting against in the law few years in office. he's had cancer for the past year, two operations, they haven't been specific about what kind of cancer. inflation is out of
in venezuela on sunday because hugo chavez of course sits on top of a lot of oil down there. right now, the opposition is leading the last poll, and it a lot of people wonder if chavez will give up power if he loses and could this thing turn into a revolution. romney needs to be ready to go in case that situation sort of blowing up, right as he's giving the speech. >> both good suggestions. >> i would have governor romney include in his speech a list of questions for the president, saying, asking questions that we're not getting answers to from anybody else in the administration, with respect to what happened in benghazi, what happened in libya. these are questions if he asks them directly, will force them into the mainstream media discussion and the president will have no other alternative, but to answer them. >> i think you should have won. lastly, quickly, what's the most significant moment in the presidential race so far? it should be pretty easy, i think, steve? >> i would actually say the debate. i know we're only a couple of days from it, but you had a narrative that was really
to resist the failed ideology of hugo chavez and the castro brothers and deepen ties with the united states on trade and energy and security. but in all these places, just as in the middle east, the question is asked, where does america stand? i know many americans are asking a different question, why us? i know many americans are asking whether our country today with our ailing economy and our massive debt and after 11 years of war is still capable of leading? i believe that if america doesn't lead, others will. others who don't share our interests, and our values, and the world would grow darker for our friend, and for us. america's security and the cause of freedom can not afford four more years like the last four years. i'm running for president because i believe the leader of the free world has a duty to our citizens, and to our friends everywhere to use america's great influence wisely, with solemnity and without false pride and also firmly and actively to shape events in ways that secure our interests, further our values, prevent conflict and make the world better, not perfect but be
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